Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus
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Length: 7 in. (17 cm )
This tiny owl is active only at night in open montane pine and oak-pine forest. It feeds almost exclusively on insects that are captured in the air or from branches, trunks and the ground. The nest is in an abandoned woodpecker hole. Its peculiar song is given mainly on moonlit nights. This species comes in two color types - reddish brown and gray.

The four-digit banding code is FLOW.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Hooting
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Flammulated Owl
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 8, 2023
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flammulated-owl

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Flammulated Owl. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 8, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flammulated-owl

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Flammulated Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flammulated-owl

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Dr. Biology. "Flammulated Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 8 Jun 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flammulated-owl

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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